Philoprogenitiveness Phil`o*pro*gen"i*tive*ness, n. [Philo- + L. progenies offspring.] (Phren.) The love of offspring; fondness for children. [1913 Webster]

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  • philoprogenitive — [ˌfɪlə(ʊ)prə(ʊ) dʒɛnɪtɪv] adjective formal 1》 having many offspring. 2》 loving one s offspring. Derivatives philoprogenitiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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